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5 Things I Love about “Pushing Daisies”

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Charlotte “Chuck” Charles & Olive Snook – Illustrated by Courtney Cope

The show lived only two very short seasons, but it deserved a much longer life.  The beautifully quirky show created by Bryan Fuller was one of the best shows in recent years.  Daisies featured whimsical story lines, hilarious characters, and fantastic costumes. I also loved how many females were included in the production of the show.

Here are five reasons why Pushing Daisies was the greatest:

1 – Kristen Chenoweth as Olive Snook

I first heard about Kristen Chenoweth when she won her Tony for You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown and have been a fan ever since.  I love that the script in Pushing Daisies wrote moments for her character to break into song.

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Image from Warner Brothers/ABC

2 – Anna Friel as Charlotte “Chuck” Charles

I love Chuck’s sense of adventure and her fearlessness when helping Ned and Emerson solve crimes. Chuck always wore the best outfits and she and Ned had such a cute love story.

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Images from Warner Brothers/ABC

3 – The Aunts (AKA The Darling Mermaid Darlings)

The sweet Vivian Charles (Ellen Greene) & the stern Lily Charles (Swoozie Kurtz) were some of the best characters ever on television.  Period.

Image from Warner Brothers/ABC

4 – The Clever Scripts

Some of the best episodes on the show were written by women, including: Bitter Sweets, Bad Habits, Kerplunk, Oh Oh Oh It’s Magic, Corpsicle, and Pigeon.

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You can read all of the scripts here

5 – Halina Siwolop’s beautiful set design

She won a Primetime Emmy for her work on Daisies.  Pretty neat.

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